Sources: State of New Jersey Opioid Use and Misuse Educational Fact Sheet.; Office of the Prosecutor – County of Burlington Overdose Deaths; SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2015 and 2016
 

'events' printed on post-it notesYouth & Family Drug Awareness Summit

Don't miss the South Jersey Youth & Family Drug Awareness Summit on April 28th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.! This event will feature prevention-focused presentations, activities for youth and parents, lunch, and a special guest. See the flyer for more information. And check out the latest list of anti-opioid events happening in South Jersey. 

 

 

 



Protect Your Family from Opioid Misuse

How to Properly Dispose of Your Unused Medicines flyer

What Should You Do With Your Unused Meds?

Learn how to properly dispose of your unused or expired prescription medication. Read more.

Narcan

Narcan Info

Narcan is an FDA approved prescription nasal spray that is used to stop a person from overdosing on opioids. It is a nasal form of naloxone.

 
 

 


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Evesham father shares story of daughter, 15, who overdosed

(Burlington County Times, April 17) Stephen McDonald of Evesham didn’t even know his daughter, Madison, was using heroin until she overdosed in December 2017. Read more.

Families share stories behind Camden County's opioid lawsuit

(Courier Post, February 23) Camden county officials recently announced a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry, saying the companies helped fueled the area’s addiction epidemic. Read more.

Survivors of opioid addiction react to Camden County's lawsuit against Big Pharma

(Courier Post, February 21) Camden County recently announced plans to take prescription drug makers to court to get them to pay for the financial cost opioid addiction has had on the area. Read more.

'Lethal' batch of heroin circulating in South Jersey, cops warn

(NJ.com, February 10) Four overdoses within a 24-hour period in South Jersey’s Evesham Township area prompted the local police to issue a warning about a “bad batch” heroin in the area. Read more.

Rutgers poll: Opioid painkillers are in medicine cabinets across N.J.

(MyCentralJersey.com, December 17) About one third of households in New Jersey were prescribed opioid pain medication during this past year, according to a recent poll from the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. Read more.